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SB 115 (BR 1557) - T. Shaughnessy

     AN ACT relating to transition academies and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to require the secretary of the Education Cabinet to convene representatives of the Council on Postsecondary Education, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, the postsecondary education institutions, the Kentucky Department of Education, and the secondary area technology centers to design a program to establish 12 transition academies in high schools to implement a curriculum that will allow students to earn at least 30 hours of college credit toward a postsecondary education credential; require that the curriculum include an academic and career track with career choices decided by the community partners; require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations establishing a competitive grant program to fund transition academies; require state funded grant awards of $100,000 each year and a required match of $100,000 match from local education partners and $100,000 from local public and private partners; permit grants to be renewed for up to six years; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to create the Kentucky transition academy restricted fund in the State Treasury to be used to match funds to create transition academies; APPROPRIATION.

     Jan 28-introduced in Senate
     Jan 30-to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

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